Things I’m Loving Lately: April 2020

Things I'm loving latelyGood Morning! Happy Saturday!

This weekend we’re due for a really sunny Saturday and a super rainy Sunday. I feel like that’s a subtle similarity to the overall mood I’ve been in lately. One day it feels like everything is going to be okay and the next it’s like panic and worry city. Luckily, we’ve been having more sunny days than rainy ones lately, so it’s easier for me to feel more productive and positive on those sunshine-filled days. That’s worthy of some serious gratitude. I hope you have a fabulous weekend with plenty of sunshine, joy and calm, wherever you’re reading this from, despite the current state of things. We’re in this together and you’re definitely not alone, no matter how you’re feeling right now.

Today, I want to share things I’m loving lately. So, grab your Saturday cup of joe and settle in for a break from the news and chaos for a hint of normalcy and hopefully some positivity. ๐Ÿ™‚

What is it with yogurt lately? I can’t go a day without it! That and the delicious fruits and granola on top. It’s such a treat! This Siggi’s vanilla is my favorite base flavor to add all the topping to. I’ve tried a few of their other flavors, but vanilla is my favorite one right now. Have you had Siggi’s before? What did you think of it? Siggis YogurtCan’t stop. Won’t stop. Breakfast of champions right here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, I try to fill up my tumbler with water before coffee every morning. It feels so hydrating and good after de-hydrating during sleep each night. Also, my ratio of granola to berries and yogurt is Olympic medal worthy, don’t ya think?Yogurt BowlsWork snacks = chocolate. I’ve noticed when my to-do list is super long during the week, my snack cravings go way up. Hello, emotional eating. ha! I need to get a grip on my sugar cravings because they’ve been totally through the roof lately! Anybody else? These chocolate bars from Natural Grocers are THE BEST. My mouth is watering just looking at the picture. Have you had these before? If not, run–don’t walk to your nearest Natural Grocers if you have one. Thank me later. Organic Milk Chocolate Caramel and Sea Salt Bars Natural GrocersMini Trader Joe’s haul from this week. Their flowers are my favorite thing to grab each time we stop in. Also, I can’t wait to try the Chocolate Hummus. Have you had it before? They suggest to try it with apples, but I’m thinking strawberries might be a good choice too. We’ll see! I hope it’s good! Trader Joe's HaulBest pasta noodles ever. They’re seriously the best to swap out for spaghetti noodles. Organic Pasta NoodlesWe found a little slice of heaven on our walk the other day. We went about 15 minutes outside of Little Rock to Lake Maumelle and found this cute little trail surrounded by water. It felt like the ocean waves were washing up and it made me all kinds of happy. The ocean is definitely my happy place, so this will have to do until our next trip. This trail is relatively short but they’ve got the best spots for picnics and even fishing too! We can’t wait to go back again this week for a lunch or dinner picnic. The Natural State, Lake MaumelleI love finding little gems in our own “backyard” here in Arkansas. The Natural State really does live up to its name around our state because this is just one of the many pretty places we’ve got tucked away around the river. I’m so glad we ventured out and found it!

If you’re local and need directions, message me and I’ll get you there! It’s not too hard to find at all! Lake Maumelle MarinaThe dogs are soaking up the spring weather right now too. They sure do love their stroller, no matter how many people giggle as we walk by. haha! People always look twice because they think it’s a baby and then they hear a dog whimper from them and it really makes them laugh once they realize there are two dogs in there. It’s pretty hilarious to see the reactions. It fits them perfectly and there’s plenty of room for them to sit together. Dog StrollerSpring blooms are so gorgeous right now. This was from our walk yesterday and made me so wish we had a spot for a garden. I would love to have one with all the wild flowers, roses, and pretty flowers to bloom each spring. One day I’m going to make that happen! Blooming FlowersSpotify playlists are bringing me lots of joy lately too. This is one of my favorite playlists because Ben Howard is so good! I usually grab Nick’s Airpods and put on my playlists for an hour or two and get housework done and it makes it so much more enjoyable. Especially because laundry has been my worst enemy lately…Spotify PlaylistAlright, I’m off to enjoy this gorgeous Saturday. I hope you are too! Try to get your mind off the world right now and get outside to soak in the sunshine or fresh air where you are. Enjoy!!

Questions for YOU:

Are you getting outside right now?ย 

What’s something that’s bringing you joy?

Are you on Spotify? What’s your favorite playlist? Any go-to’s?ย 

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